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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Carcharhiniformes  
 Family Carcharhinidae  
 Genus Carcharhinus  
  Carcharhinus altimus  (Springer, 1950) 
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Synonyms:Carcharhinus galapagensisCarcharhinus radamaeCarcharinus altimusCarcharinus radamaeEulamia altima  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: A large, fairly slender species. Snout moderately long and bluntly pointed to rounded. Eyes large, its length 1.4-2.3% of total length. Anterior nasal flaps rather high, and triangular. Gill slits moderately long, the 3rd 3.1-3.9% of total length and about a third of 1st dorsal fin base. Anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 14-16/14-15. Upper teeth with broad, strongly serrated, very high cusps that merge into the crown feet. Lower teeth with erect, narrow serrated cusps and tranverse roots. Interdorsal ridge present. Origin of 1st dorsal fin over pectoral insertion to about over midlength of pectoral inner matgins. Second dorsal fin large and high, its height 2.8-3.4% of total length. Origin of 2nd dorsal slightly anterior to anal origin. Total number of vertebral centra 194-206, precaudal centra 101-110. colour light grey above, white below, with dusky fin tips. 
Habitat: A common off-shore bottom-dwelling warm-temperate and tropical shark usually found in depth of 90 m and down to at least 250-430 m. viviparous, number of embryos 3-15 per litter. Maximum size about 300 cm, size of sexual maturity were estimated to be 216  
Distribution: Western Atlantic including Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Nicaragua, Cost Rica, Venezuela. Eastern North Atlantic including Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Mediterranean Sea. Western Indian Ocean including South Africa, Madagascar, India, R 
Utility: This species were taken in the Caribbean region on deep-set longlines, and utilized for fishmeal, oil and shagreen; also taken in bottom trawlers in the western Indian Ocean. 
Name Code: 383067
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